Are you bored with current single player game titles and do not find anything different in any of them? Most of today’s SP titles are made as interactive movies, the games are being destroyed with levels of difficulty that even a 4 year old can finish successfully, not to mention those annoying button mashing quick time events, that are made in order to immerse the player even more into the game but having the totally opposite effect.
I am writing this article because there might be a light at the end of the tunnel and its name is, ironically I admit , Shadow of the Eternals.
Shadow of the Eternals is a psychological horror survival game based on a lovecraft genre. It is a spiritual successor of GameCube’s classic Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. ED has been known with its sanity effects and has been recognized as one of the best horror games ever. Although SOTE isn’t an ED sequel, people who have played ED will have some idea about what’s going on, for those who didn’t they can check out this gameplay video which was provided by Precursor Games, the developer of this game.
He is trying to figure out the mystery of why two random people that are in some nut house are trying to kill each other. Those two have no idea who they are now, but they will tell you a story about historical characters and events that have tooken place for the last couple of millenniums.
One of those historical figures who live, that you will be able to see is Elisabeth Bathory, a Hungarian noble woman who lived during the 15th and 17th century. This woman has been known in history as a Blood Countess, one of the greatest serial killers of all time since she was accused of killing hundreds of innocent young women because she believed that bathing in their blood would grant her eternal youth.
You will play a role of her servant and a lover Clara who is forced to cooperate with the authorities, since the Bathory is a prime suspect for investigations concerning the disappearance of the noble woman.
This is a full scale concept art image depicting the underground chambers where killings and rituals have taken place.
Concept Art trailer
This is the video dedicated to sanity effects that will take place in SOTE
The combat system looks promising, where a player will need to use the best of his abilities in order to prevail.
The developer on this project, Precursor Games promises that it will provide the following :
- · A single-player third-person action/adventure game with horror elements.
- · An 8-10 hour complete experience.
- · Multiple playable characters throughout different time periods of history.
- · Sanity events – special graphical, audio, and controller effects – will challenge your senses and your mind, causing you to question what is real.
- · Developed in collaboration with the community via an exclusive area on our forums.
- · Developed with CryENGINE 3 for PC (Windows) and Wii U.
- · Available via a DRM-free distribution method (for PC)
Shadow of the Eternals is being funded at Kickstarter at the moment and has one more week until the end. The game will be developed for PC and Wii U primarily although there if certain gaols have been reached it will also be developed for PS4.
If you find this game interesting and you do want to try and experience something different besides same old button mashing games and their sequels go and support this project and raise your voice. Someone will definitely hear you.